BACKGROUND: Cesar Cigars are crafted using three-year-old wrapper and five year aged fillers. The Cesar Maduro is crafted using the highest grade Maduro wrapper from the San Andres Valley in Mexico. The Cesar Habano also uses aged tobaccos and employs an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper.
This week’s featured cigar is the 5.5-inch by 52 ring gauge Cesar Maduro Robusto.
FEATURED LIBATION: Bowen’s Whiskey
Bowen’s Whiskey has a 100% corn base that is cut with water and then aged in barrels made from reclaimed, fire ravaged oak sourced from forests on central California’s Piute mountain range.
This is a 90-proof whiskey that people say has a smoky “California campfire” taste and, indeed, Bowen’s bills this product as a pure California Whiskey.
WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING AT STOGIE FRESH?
Doc talks about “What Makes a Great Humidor?”
DOC’S CIGAR POSTSCRIPT: Nomad 2012 Limited Edition Fugitive
Fred Rewey introduced his first line of Nomad cigars in March of 2012, the same year he founded the Nomad Cigar Company. Rewey’s flagship cigar was called the “Fugitive,” which was the cigar that started it all for Rewey and Nomad Cigar Company.
BACKGROUND: Crush & Roll West, the Central Coast’s premiere cigar, wine and beer festival was in top form this past September 5th and 6th. The 6th annual event broke all attendance records as 780 attendees walked through the gates over the event weekend, representing a 23% growth over 2013 and an average of over 20% growth each and every year!
Crush & Roll 2014 drew a total of 60 cigar, wine, beer, spirits and lifestyle vendors and 23 other local sponsors that contributed in various ways. Along with the burgeoning number of vendors, the layout of the event expanded as well. The majority of vendors were placed under an enormous 80 by 100-foot tent and the rest of the venue expanded in all directions of the compass.
SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Doc Interviews Christina Fontecchio, one of the organizers of Crush & Roll West